Meg in a long-distance relationship

September 15, 2018
Meg Imperial

MEG Imperial was a tragic rape and murder victim in her last movie, “Jacqueline Comes Home”. Now, she plays the role of butch lesbian in “Abay Babes”, Viva’s new sex comedy that opens in theaters on September 19. How did she prepare for her role?

“Mas mahirap gawin 'yung butch lesbian na kilos lalaki talaga kaysa sa lipstick lesbian na mukhang babae pa rin,” she says. “May friend akong butch lesbian so nag-research ako sa kanya. Sinabi rin sa’kin ni Direk Don Cuaresma na gawin kong peg si Jake Zyrus. Hindi ako nag-make up dito at ako rin ang nag-suggest na magpalagay ako ng tattoo para mas masculine tingnan.”

Has she entertained having lesbian thoughts? “Not really. Mababait naman 'yung mga kaibigan kong tomboy, but I never got to a point na gugustuhin kong makipagrelasyon sa kanila. Lalaki talaga ang gusto ko at siya pa ring mas hanap ko.”

She says that contrary to rumors, she and her four co-stars in “Abay Babes”, Cristine Reyes, Nathalie Hart, Roxanne Barcelo and Kylie Versoza, all got along fine while they were shooting the movie. “One week kaming nag-shoot on location sa Bicol, in Misibis Bay, at naging maganda ang bonding namin. Magkakasama kami sa isang sasakyan going there at doon pa lang, kuwentuhan, chikahan na, hanggang sa set. Masaya kami sa shooting and up to now na tapos na ang shoot, we communicate sa Instagram. Nagkukumustahan.”

Did they have an inkling that one of them, Nathalie, is already pregnant while they were shooting? “Ako, hindi ko talaga alam. Hindi naman niya sinasabi, e. Napansin ko lang, madalas, para siyang tulala. 'Yun pala, buntis na.”

Among her co-stars, who would she like to follow? “Siguro si Cristine. Grabeng discipline niya. Kita naman sa katawan, sexy talaga kahit may anak na siya. Fruits lang ang kinakain niya. And I like her personality na strong and independent woman ang dating. Maalaga sa sarili niya.”

She herself seems to have lost a lot of weight. “Oh yes, nag-effort talaga ako kasi mahirap maging chubby. Well-motivated nga ako dahil sa mga kasama ko sa ‘Abay Babes’, lahat sila, careful sa food they eat.”

She admits she currently has a boyfriend. “Non showbiz. As of now, ang status namin, it’s complicated. Kasi long distance relationship siya. He’s a Fil-Portuguese businessman na nasa Dubai ngayon, kaya mahirap. Pero uuwi raw siya rito sa end of the month, so mag-uusap kami at baka naman maayos pa, so let’s see.”